Combined Effect of Neural Tissue Mobilization and Deep Friction Massage in Piriformis Syndrome: A Research Protocol
Keywords:Neural Tissue Mobilisation, Deep Friction Massage, Piriformis Syndrome, Physical Therapy
Background:- Piriformis syndrome is the musculoskeletal condition which is characterized by pain along
with tingling and numbness which results because of compression of piriformis muscle. Various treatment
approaches are present for treating the piriformis syndrome but neural tissue mobilisation is manual therapy
similar to joint mobilisation. Deep friction massage is used to breakdown adhesion and release of scar
tissues. This study protocol has been created to find out the combined effect of neural tissue mobilization
and deep friction massage in piriformis syndrome.
Methods:-- On the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria 30 participants between 20-60 years of age
having piriformis syndrome will be select for study and are classified into two groups. Group A (n-15) for
Neural Tissue Mobilisation, Group B (n-15) for Neural Tissue Mobilisation and Deep Friction Massage.
Outcome measure are Oswestry Disability Index, Numerical Pain Rating Scale and Range of motion of hip
joint. Follow up of the participants are done after every 2 days and treatment duration is of 10 days.
Discussion:- Effect of intervention will be analyzed by Numerical Pain Rating Scale, Oswestry Disability
Index and Range of Motion of Hip joint. The result of this study will significantly provide the affirmation of
Neural Tissue Mobilisation with Deep Friction Massage in Piriformis Syndrome.
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